Electric Guitar Making Course

We offer a two-day electric guitar or bass guitar making course where you will turn your guitar parts into a fully functioning instrument, under our professional guidance. Choose an instrument from our great range of guitars, and we will provide you with everything you need to build it in our fully equipped workshop.  We will guide you through the whole process so you end up with an awesome guitar you get to take home at the end of the weekend!

Whats Involved

You will learn how to;
-Final prep and sanding of your instrument
-Level and dress the frets
-Design and make your own headstock shape from the neck blank
-Apply a Stain and an Oil finish
-Assemble the body and neck
-Install hardware
-Solder in the electronics
-Do a full set up, which includes,
neck relief adjustments
string height/action adjustments
cutting in the nut
testing electronics
pickup height adjustments
neck angle adjustments
and setting the intonation

Custom Options

You can customise your guitar with these options;
– choose a guitar design from our range
– design your own headstock shape (or use one of our templates)
– choose the colour of the finish.
– Set up to your own preferences.

There is a lot to get through in the two days so other modifications are not in the scope of the course. You are welcome to bring other hardware along but if it does not swap over easily you may have to wait till after the course to install it yourself.

Details

– Our Electric Guitar Making Courses generally run on the first weekend of each month.

– Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

– There is a maximum of four students per course

– You can build any of our electric or bass guitar models in any course (does not include the Cigar Box Guitar, see here for that course)

– We currently have 13 different guitar models to choose from, including two left handed models. you can see the range below

– You need to be 16 years or older to participate. Please see our Terms and Conditions for participating in a course

– No prior experience is necessary, we will guide you through all the steps involved

– The course cost varies depending on which instrument you choose to build. That one price (listed on each model below) is the total cost to complete the course. It includes all the materials, consumables, use of all the required tools and two days of tuition.

– You may want to purchase a case for your finished instrument. We have hard cases for all of the models we offer. You can either order them when booking your course online or on the day of the course.

– Check out our FAQ page if you have any unanswered queries. If you cannot find the answer there please feel free to get in contact with us

To Place A Booking

– Simply select which guitar model you would like to build from the list below

– Once you have clicked on the guitar model a calendar will show up on the next page. Scroll through and choose what date you would like to do the course. The available dates are in green (just the Saturday of the weekend is shown) Red dates are fully booked.

– The order will appear in your shopping cart, either continue shopping (for another course or a case) or proceed to the checkout page and complete payment. You can pay securely via credit card through our Paypal gateway or you can do a bank transfer

– Now you are all booked in to do some guitar building!

Alternatively, if you are purchasing the course as a gift you may find our Gift Voucher useful, as you do not need to select the guitar model or the date to purchase a course. It saves you trying to wrangle the info out of them without ruining the surprise. A lovely gift certificate is included that you can present to the recipient on the special day also.